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Victorian Literature and Culture
Book History • Digital Humanities


Thank you for visiting! I am a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. I am trained in nineteenth-century literature and print history, I have been certified by UNC-Chapel Hill in digital humanities, and I teach courses in composition and rhetoric, introduction to fiction, and popular genres. My dissertation, “Defining the Industrial Book,” revises the history of the nineteenth-century book by privileging the material responses of diverse audiences who, I argue, reproduced the book according to their distinct material cultures. Like my dissertation, my peer-reviewed articles, future research, and teaching interweave material studies, print history, and literary criticism in order to recognize, preserve, and support a broad range of intellectual agencies.

Aside from my university teaching and research, I manage a digital archive, The Digital Women’s World; I have worked with the annual, NEH-funded public humanities program, The Jane Austen Summer Program; and I have led lifelong education programming in the Chapel Hill community.

Contact me at elshand@live.unc.edu.